9780907325871

Traditional Foods of Britain: An Inventory

Mason, W

ISBN 10: 0907325874 / 0-907325-87-4
ISBN 13: 9780907325871
Publisher: Prospect Books
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Softcover
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This inventory is part of a Europe-wide initiative by Euroterroirs under the aegis of the European Union to list foods and food products produced in one place for three generations or more. It was conceived to encourage the greater acceptance of European regulations for designations of origin, geographical indications and certificates of special character (all derivatives of the Appellation Controlee movement). This may sound like a mouthful but those producers wishing to protect themselves from spurious imitation will tell you otherwise. Such a list as is this book is an essential preliminary to the extension of the movement from France and Italy, where it is well entrenched, to Britain. This is a repertoire of raw materials (breeds of beef, apples, cobnuts), generic products (cheese, cream, whisky, bacon, buns, breads) and branded goods (Worcester sauce, Colman's mustard). As entry follows entry, a portrait of Britain's gustatory identity paints itself in your brain. At last, the reader feels, some real conception of Britishness is within our grasp. Each of the 400 entries gives a brief historical account and justification for its presence, a short technical description and one or more addresses where the echt product can be found. It is no substitute for the Food Lovers' Guide, it works to a different remit. There is no escaping this is an important book.

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Book Description: Prospect Books, Devon, 1999. Illustrated Paperback. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. First published in Great Britain. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Contents include "Fruit, Vegetables, Fish & Seafood, Dairy Produce, Meat, Meat Products, Breads, Griddle-Breads, Biscuits & Puddings, Cakes & Pies, Confectionery, Aromatics & Condiments,Flours, Fats, Beverages, Addresses, Bibliography. From Dorset Apple Cake to Vimto, here are 400 regional British foods under the spotlight. What they have in common is that they have been produced in one region or town for more than three generations, and are still offered for sale to the public. This is a Domesday Book of the nation's traditional shopping basket " No Dust Jacket, illustrated paperback, marks on page edges, otherwise clean tight copy in good condition,416pp First published in Great Britain 1999 by Prospect Books Heavy item may incur additional postage outside the U.K only Book#08311. Bookseller Inventory # 08311

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